Review: See Me by Wendy Higgins

Monday, June 16, 2014

See Me by Wendy Higgins

Date Published: March 17, 2014
Format: E-book, 313 pages
Publisher: Self-published
Source: Purchased at Amazon
Series: Standalone
Purchase Links: Amazon / Barnes and Noble / Book Depository

Synopsis from Goodreads:

While most seventeen-year-old American girls would refuse to let their parents marry them off to a stranger, Robyn Mason dreams of the mysterious McKale in Ireland, wondering how he’ll look and imagining his cute Irish accent. Prearranged bindings are common for magical families like her own, however when she travels to the whimsical Emerald Isle she discovers there’s more to her betrothal and McKale’s
clan than she was led to believe.

What starts as an obligatory pairing between Robyn and McKale morphs over time into something they both need. But one giant obstacle stands in the way of their budding romance: a seductive and deadly Fae princess accustomed to getting what she wants—and what she wants is McKale as her plaything. Love, desire, and jealousies collide as Robyn’s family and McKale’s clan must work together to outsmart the powerful Faeries and preserve the only hope left for their people.

   I was extremely excited when I heard Wendy Higgins was writing another book because I was in the middle of reading her Sweet Trilogy and I love her writing. And I've been looking for a book like See Me for like forever. I've always been curious about arranged marriage romances and how that could be put in a book. And there just doesn't seem to be enough books of that. Then I read Wendy's post on her website about how this book was in the works to be published. But then I was crushed when I read that she had put it on hold because she felt that it was missing something. But then she announced that it was being published so I was all happy again.

My Review:

   So we all know that leprechauns are small and we've all read how faeries are all good and happy like nymphs but it's not the case in this book. See Me interprets fae as being cruel, dazzling, manipulative creatures, who are easily offended; and their touch and appearance is hypnotizing.
   Now this book is being narrated by the main character named Robyn Mason and her family's blood is magical. Her parents are human helpers to the fae and I don't really know much about this as the book doesn't explain this matter well. But she's betrothed to McKale of the Chaun (Short for leprechaun) since she was a baby. And McKale is a leprechaun who is tall and that's like looked down upon. The leprechaun take pride in being small-sized. And Robyn and McKale have never met or seen each other in their entire lives. And they find it unfair that they can't choose who to mate with.
   Robyn's family travel to Ireland to McKale's land. And it's wierd because it's like the leprechauns have never left their hidden village and are unknown to the advanced technology that humans have. And they have their own festivals. They have magic and live a really long time even though they aren't immortal.
    The Mason's get to the land of the chauns, and there is already trouble because the fae arrive and interrupt the summer festival. Then Khalistah, the fae princess, enters with a jealous attitude. I hated her so much. She thinks she can get whatever she wants and she was like obsessed with getting McKale all to herself. And when McKale was younger, he wanted to run away because of the impending marriage. And he would run to Khalistah, who was apparently nice to him.
   Even though McKale angered me for the way he reacted when Khalistah touched him, he still gave me the hots for him. I adored his accent and it was obvious that Wendy did her research in the Irish language. I just wish that this book was not a standalone. The ending is kind of left open for a possible sequel with the main character as Cassidy, Robyn's younger sister.
   I loved Cassidy and she had to go through so much. She was really upset because Robyn would not be going back home after the binding. And she meets Rock, a boy of the Clourichan village. And she starts to like him but there's a tragic ending for her and Rock in the end. It's not what you imagine it to be but it's really sad. And I really hope Wendy makes a sequel.
   Overall, See Me finishes with a satisfying ending. It had the perfect sizzling romance and it was definitely not instant love. And I'd recommend it to everyone who loves mythologies, urban fantasies, and a satisfying happy read.   

5 Stars: Blew My Mind!! :D :D

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like something I might want to read :D Great review. Maybe I should add this to my TBR as well. I've heard that her books are really nice, and now I feel convinced to read them as well :)

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books


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